Comedy

22 Nov 2017
A local playwright will be debuting a festive short play at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End this December. ‘Jesus, Mary & Jacob’s Crackers’ is a comedy written by Vicki Duckett that has been selected by Encompass Productions to be performed as part of their BARE ESSENTIALS showcase. This event is one of London's longest-running independent new writing nights which promotes emerging...
Greg Davies at Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival
28 Sep 2017
Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process. The Festival (SICFest), which this year provided 15 shows over several venues in town, will take place Thursday to Sunday, 19th-22nd July 2018. As this year, it will culminate in a star studded Gala Show in...
09 Mar 2017
Organisers of the inaugural Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICF) have secured Hobsons Brewery as a major sponsor. Established in 1993 by the Davis family, Hobsons Brewery is now a leading craft brewer in Shropshire and one of the most environmentally sustainable breweries in the UK. Based in Cleobury Mortimer, Hobsons cask ales and bottled beers have won multiple national and...
24 Jan 2017
Omid Djalili Theatre Severn Tuesday 24th January 2017   To see a full auditorium on a Tuesday on a  Winter’s night in January, is quite a sight in itself but the buzz was electric as the highy partisan crowd settled into place. They had come to worship at the temple of British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili, and his off-beat and somewhat contentious view of life in 21st century Britain. To get...
16 Jan 2017
  Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury │ Saturday 4 February │ 2.30pm & 7.30pm As part of an extensive UK tour, which has attracted praise from critics and audiences alike, The Tommy Cooper Show returns by popular demand to Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn. Joined by a superb supporting cast, Blood Brothers and West End star Daniel Taylor embodies the comedy icon, complete with Tommy's distinct brand of...
09 Dec 2016
World renowned comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (SICF). The main body of SICF, strategically timed to provide top circuit acts with opportunities for last minute previews for their Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, will contain 15, hour-long performances in four town centre venues over three days, starting on Friday 21 July. The...
Award winning students at Thomas Adams School are congratulated by comedian Greg Davies
13 Nov 2015
A top comedian has surprised pupils at a Shropshire school as the special guest at an evening celebrating exam success. Greg Davies, TV comic and star of The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo and Man Down, handed out certificates at Thomas Adams School in Wem. The comic, who studied at the school in Lowe Hill Road in the 1970s and 80s before embarking on a teaching career, stunned pupils as he entered the...
Ed Lamont, a former Thomas Adams School teacher, has been praised by comedian Greg Davies
30 Jun 2015
A former teacher turned actor and comedian has heaped praise on former teachers at Thomas Adams School in Wem. Greg Davies, star of The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo, Man Down and regular comedy panellist, said two teachers at the Lowe Hill Road school helped encourage him. Writing in the Times Education Supplement Mr Davies said: “I had some great teachers and I’m sure I learned a great deal from them....
HELEN LEDERER
05 Mar 2015
WHAT'S ON: Comedienne and novelist Helen Lederer in Shrewsbury on 14th March   Helen Lederer, best known for her role as dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, as well as creating the 'Girl at the Bar' in Naked Video, will be appearing at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Saturday 14th March. BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Clare Ashford will be interviewing Helen about her new novel ‘Losing It’,...
30 Jan 2015
The Tommy Cooper Show The Walker Theatre Friday 30 & 31 January (Saturday Matinee) As a theatre goer one learns early that if a show has been a success on the Edinburgh Fringe, the chances are it is likely to be something a little bit special. Daniel Taylor’s, The Tommy Cooper Show, is no exception to the rule. In fact, this show goes further than that. This is a show written and performed by...
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